School of Professional Studies

Nursing Department : Graduate Nursing Program

Graduate Admission Requirements

Applications for admission to the M.S. in Nursing program are made through the Division of Graduate Studies. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work with the graduate application fee. Admission to the M.S. in Nursing program is selective. Candidates must have earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from a recognized accrediting agency, or equivalent undergraduate preparation; achieve a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (required for those applicants with an undergraduate QPA of less than 3.00); and hold a current RN license. Applicants must have at least 2 years of clinical practice prior to entry into the MS program. At the time of application, candidates must provide a resume and one letter of recommendation. All applications must be received by November 1 for Spring admissions and by April 1 for fall admissions. As part of the admission process, the candidate must meet with the MS program coordinator to develop a plan of study.

Prior to enrollment in NUR 575, Advanced Health Assessment, students will be required to present evidence that they have either completed a basic physical assessment course within the past five years, or demonstrate successful performance on paper and pencil examination to evaluate baseline assessment knowledge and skills.